The subject of a massive manhunt in western Nebraska and northeastern Colorado has turned himself in to authorities.
The Nebraska State Patrol says 15-year-old Amedeus Leroux of Denver turned himself in to Colorado authorities in Denver this afternoon.
Leroux will be charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old John Fratis of Ogallala Tuesday. The Keith County Attorney’s Office has begun extradition proceedings to have Leroux returned to Nebraska to face charges.
“The media spreading the word, and tips from the public helped greatly in this investigation,”
Lt. Tim Arnold with the Nebraska State Patrol said in a written statement released by NSP.
Two others were arrested earlier in connection with the murder.
Two roommates of Fratis are being held in the Keith County Jail on charges of aiding and abetting murder.
Authorities say 28-year-old Raylynn Garcia and 32-year-old Larry Derrera hindered the investigation by either lying or withholding information.
NSP released the image of Leroux captured in surveillance images from an Ogallala convenience store Tuesday morning not long after authorities found Fratis’ body in his home.